In this world of exhibitions, markets, online shops, photography and soon to be film making (yes really, eek) my creative mind and heart are literally jumping out of their confined spaces and shrieking at me with joy and near hysteria, at times it does kind of feel very surreal. It is nice (read crucial) to stop and slow down and to remind myself of this over and over. Because within all this fun stuff it does feel a bit squishy at times, I guess the squishiness is due to having two exhibitions on consecutive weekends and juggling the space to be a relaxed, fun and aware parent, partner and human, so hopefully I will be able to stretch out a little soon and get to wriggle all my extremities.
Even with my mind, body and spirit in an unusually squishy shape, I do love peeping out amongst it all and marvel at how both Poe and Ilo are influenced by their surrounds (including Scott and his music). I love that their creative outlets although influenced by us are self driven; getting their embroidery hoops out as they please and creating beautiful pictures, playing bands, making film clips, having their own exhibitions, pop up shops, markets etc.
Poe has particularly been getting into the photography side of things he has been making filmclips and taking oodles of random and not so random photographs. A couple of weeks ago I was filming Kell Stoner's gig with Jordie Lane at No. 5 and Poe decided he wanted to come and film as well, he sat on a little step just near my feet the whole time and filmed it all on his camera, with such concentration and consideration. Oh my the sweetness of his face as he sat and looked around and waited until they started was nearly too much. After a very brief explanation he has also been dabbling with a bit of stop motion animation, unfortunately he deleted the clip so I can't share but it was pretty awesome.
This weekend we are going on a surprise trip to the Circus at Macksville (no animals in this circus), Poe is well and truly entrenched into the delightful world of Enid Blyton's Circus Adventures, as we read it, his eyes glaze over and you can see him imagining himself in those little brightly painted wooden horse drawn caravans that take the circus from town to town. Wonderfully there is not too much editing needed in this Blyton book and the main characters are Jimmy a very sweet and sensitive boy and Lotta a rather high-spirited and adventurous girl. Scott and I are busting with excitement, we cannot wait to see Poe's face when we arrive at the big top. Considering it is 9 months since we went to see Circus Oz and that is still heavily featured in their play, can't wait to see what this fresh burst of circus will do.